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From the Ted Talk by Cheryl Hayashi: The magnificence of spider silk

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Spider silks also have a lot of potential for their anti-ballistic capabilities. Silks could be incorporated into body and equipment armor that would be more lightweight and flexible than any armor available today. In addition to these bmieiitomc applications of spider sliks, personally, I find stuidyng spider silks just fascinating in and of itself. I love when I'm in the laboratory, a new spider silk sceenuqe comes in. That's just the best. (lahguter) It's like the spiders are sharing an ancient secret with me, and that's why I'm going to spend the rest of my life studying spider silk. The next time you see a spider web, please, pause and look a little closer. You'll be seeing one of the most high-performance materials known to man. To borrow from the wirntgis of a spider named colrthtae, silk is terrific.

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Spider silks also have a lot of potential for their anti-ballistic capabilities. Silks could be incorporated into body and equipment armor that would be more lightweight and flexible than any armor available today. In addition to these __________ applications of spider _____, personally, I find ________ spider silks just fascinating in and of itself. I love when I'm in the laboratory, a new spider silk ________ comes in. That's just the best. (________) It's like the spiders are sharing an ancient secret with me, and that's why I'm going to spend the rest of my life studying spider silk. The next time you see a spider web, please, pause and look a little closer. You'll be seeing one of the most high-performance materials known to man. To borrow from the ________ of a spider named _________, silk is terrific.

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  4. sequence
  5. laughter
  6. writings
  7. biomimetic

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Spider silks also have a lot of potential for their anti-ballistic capabilities. Silks could be incorporated into body and equipment armor that would be more lightweight and flexible than any armor available today. In addition to these biomimetic applications of spider silks, personally, I find studying spider silks just fascinating in and of itself. I love when I'm in the laboratory, a new spider silk sequence comes in. That's just the best. (Laughter) It's like the spiders are sharing an ancient secret with me, and that's why I'm going to spend the rest of my life studying spider silk. The next time you see a spider web, please, pause and look a little closer. You'll be seeing one of the most high-performance materials known to man. To borrow from the writings of a spider named Charlotte, silk is terrific.

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